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Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dessert

When is Pumpkin Cheesecake Day? This holiday is always observed on October 21

Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, an October 21 holiday, celebrates a delicious Fall dessert. In October, pumpkins are literally glowing. So, why not put two of your favorites together …..pumpkins and cheesecake!? They make a great dessert. They are both nutritious and healthy.

Food holidays are always fun holidays. And, at this time of the year, pumpkins are found in hundreds of recipes. Everyone is baking pumpkin treats. Looking for a pumpkin recipe or two? See the largest pumpkin recipe collection at Pumpkin Nook.

Have a happy and delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake Day !!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Trivia

Grab a slice of pumpkin cheesecake and a glass of milk. Then, as you chow down, educate yourself with this pumpkin cheesecake trivia. 

  • A pumpkin is a fruit. Most people think of it as a vegetable.
  • The ancient Greeks invented cheesecake.
  • The oldest known cheesecake recipe was written in Greece in 230 A.D.
  • In 1872, Dairyman William Lawrence from Chester, New York accidentally invented cream cheese. He started out making Neufchâtel cheese. When he added cream to the mix, the result was a much richer and creamier cheese. He promptly and aptly named it “Cream Cheese”.
  • Pumpkins are grown all over the world on six of the seven continents, with Antarctica being the sole exception. They are even grown in Alaska.
  • In 1584 upon seeing it for the first time, a French explorer called them “gros melons. This translates into Latin as “pepon”, or a large melon. It wasn’t until the 17th century that American colonists first referred to them as pumpkins.
  • Cheesecake is not actually a cake. It is more closely related to a tart.
  • While we feel bad for people who don’t like pumpkin flavor, there are 13 other official cheesecake holidays. Certainly, there’s no shortage of cheesecake holidays for you to savor.
  • Pumpkins are native to the Central America. So, the rest of the world did not have the opportunity to enjoy this fabulous fruit until after the New World was discovered.
  • Pumpkins were once recommended as a cure for freckles.

See more Pumpkin Trivia.

How to Celebrate Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

It’s easy to enjoy this special day.

  • Go to a cheesecake store or bakery and buy a pumpkin cheesecake.
  • Or better yet, make a homemade pumpkin cheesecake. It’s fun and it’s easy.
  • Bring this great cheesecake to work and share it with co-workers.
  • Share pictures of this cake on social media.

Here is a Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe to try.

This Day in History

Here are some things that happened on this day:

  • “Old Ironsides”, the USS Constitution was launched in Boston, MA. (1797)
  • Thomas Edison invented the incandescent electric lamp. (1879)
  • Carrie Fisher, actress, “Princess Leia” in “Star Wars” was born on this day in 1956.

See more historical events.

Today's Quote

“Halloween simply has a special feel about it. School is back, everyone is settled into their routines following summer, and there is pumpkin spice everywhere.” – – Natalya Neidhart

History and Origin of Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

This holiday was created in 2011. The creator is not known. However, Patti Jewel’s Cheesecake Committee adopted this holiday and promotes it along with 13 other cheesecake days. According to their website, “Cheesecake Days are global celebrations for the love of Cheesecake”.

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a “National” day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation. And, that’s because the creator of this holiday did not intend this to be a “National” day.

On their “Official Cheesecake Days Website”, none of their 14 cheesecake holidays are called a “National” day. In the past few years, several internet websites have begun to incorrectly call it National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is so important to distinguish true National days.

Related Holidays

People who like this holiday will also like:

Pumpkin Holidays – Certainly, you should celebrate them all.

National Pumpkin Day

Carve a Pumpkin Day

National Pumpkin Pie Day

Pumpkin Nook‘s Cookbook

Pumpkin Trivia

More October 21 Holidays

Here are more October 21 holidays for you to enjoy:

Babbling Day

Count Your Buttons Day

International Nacho Day

More About Today

This Day in History

Famous October Birthdays

Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin Cheesecake … of course!

Also See: Pumpkin Recipes Galore and Holiday Recipes and Halloween Recipes

Pumpkin Nook – Visit the folks that know everything about pumpkins. Halloween, too.

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